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Pop Up Exhibition: ​Tim Mathias 3D Artworks

When: Daily 10am till 4pm subject to mansion opening hours

The exhibition is available in the Dining Room daily from Thursday 30th September until Wednesday 27th October.

Tim Mathias, a Cardiff architect, has always painted; abstract expressionism in the 50’s and 60’s at Cambridge, spay-paint Pop Art in the 60’s and 70’s, and Impressionist-inspired landscapes sporadically through the following years.

A visit to the Escher Museum in The Hague sparked an interest into the baffling manipulation of the rules of perspective that fascinated him and perplexes us, but the impetus to attempt works investigating such tricks came from another source.

A large work by Patrick Hughes in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery totally dominated the room, disorientating the viewer.

Employing a method he terms “reverspective”, he states “ the reason that the pictures seem to move is because our eyes are telling us we are moving in one direction and our bodies are telling us we are moving in the opposite direction” and “the illusion is made possible by painting the view in reverse... that is, the bits that stick furthest out ...are painted with the most distant part of the scene”

Tim Mathias exhibited his first attempts on the front lawn of Cherry Orchard Road for the benefit of locked-down walkers and cyclists, telling those who stopped of the source, which prompted Patrick Hughes to respond, saying “Thank you for being my Paul of the Principality”, a post he is honoured to accept.

Due to the vagaries of lighting and variable distance of the viewer from the works, it may be advisable to close one eye and to move slowly from one side to the other to obtain the mesmerising effects.

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